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Solar Panel Inverters – What Are They?

Solar Panel Inverters – What Are They?

If you decide to invest money in buying and installing a solar energy system at home, and your investment will more than pay for itself given enough time. You’ll save so much money on your utility bills that you will probably not need to wait more than five years to make your investment back.

Most people who decide to take the plunge going solar, mostly only think of the most visible part of the system – those huge PV arrays on the roof that announce to everyone that you’ve gone green. Well, there’s another part to any solar energy system that you need to think about too as Martin from ACE, a long establishes firm of Aberdeen electricians explains. Solar systems always need solar panel inverters to take the direct current put out by PV panels and convert them to usable utility-style alternating current.

No one gives much thought to solar panel inverters – they just seem like they are a cog in the wheel – that they don’t do anything special.

Of course, that’s not true. You need efficient solar panel inverters to really get steady and usable power out of your solar arrays. Certainly, you could just order solar installers to come in and do the whole thing, you wouldn’t have to ever think about the components that went into the system. If you are  more hands-on kind though, you’ll find that you you can often get a better system to go shopping around yourself. When you head … More...

Lighter And More Efficient Kaneka Solar Panels

Lighter And More Efficient Kaneka Solar Panels

With the world on a constant search for alternative sustainable power source, the use of solar power has been brought into more scrutiny. Generating electricity from solar energy using solar panels has always been controlled by the efficiency of the solar panels and how much solar is available at a location.

This is however not the case since new more efficient panels are now in the market.

Mostly, when people hear the word solar panels what comes to head is heavy and bulky crystalline appliances. This is however not the case with Kaneka solar panels as they have delved into the world of technology and emerged with thin film modules that are very unique when compared with the native crystalline counterparts. Apart from their thinness hence less bulkiness, these solar panels boast of a higher efficiency rate.

Their cell structure is less affected by shadow meaning that the panels can be designed and fitted in more places regardless of whether they will be shadowed or not. Categories offered by the Kaneka solar panels include the HYBRID solar module. This is a dual layered structure of the microcrystalline and amorphous silicon that are able to capture and use from short wavelength light to long wavelength in the light spectrum. This in turn allows them to convert more of the sunlight into electricity. Unlike the case for traditional crystalline panels, the hybrid cells allow the panel to fully function even if part of it is in the shade. Due to this, the … More...

How To Choose The Right Solar Panels

How To Choose The Right Solar Panels

There is a ton of research to be done ahead of purchasing solar panels. Part of that research needs to be about which solar panels to buy. You don’t want to invest your money in equipment which ends up failing you down the road, so read the tips below to find out how to make the best decision. You will end up making money thanks to your great decision! When it comes to the price of a solar panel, it is the wattage, physical size, quality, brand, certifications and longevity which often affect the overall cost. That said, you cannot choose which panel to buy based just on the price.

You have to figure out if its size fits your needs, both in wattage and physical dimensions. You also need to know if the certifications it carries qualify you for government rebates or not. On top of that, you want a high quality system in place, otherwise you’re wasting your money. Consider all of these factors as well as your budget before you buy any panels. Another thing to consider is which tier of manufacturer quality the panels come from. The first tier contains a small number of manufacturers who lead the field in innovation, quality control and materials used. Tier two is good, but not great. Tier three makes up the bulk of the companies out there, and they only focus on assembling panels, not creating new technologies. They buy cells from other companies and you have no idea … More...